Founded in 2011, The Thinking Writer has taught hundreds of professors, freelance writers, and intellectuals how to reach wider audiences.

We offer courses for freelancers and individual editing services.

The mission of The Thinking Writer courses and workshops is to draw back the curtain on the freelancing and editing process, because we believe transparency aids access. It also fosters a supportive and challenging community for intellectual and cultural journalists.

Our work succeeds.

Previous courses have helped many people receive their first published clips as well as help established freelancers break into new markets, including The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Guernica, Mental Floss, Atlas Obscura, JSTOR Daily, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Pacific Standard and numerous other publications. Some participants have written and sold their first-ever pitch during the course; some have become full-time freelancers after taking the course.

People who have hired us for individual editing have landed trade and academic book contracts. Faculty who have attended our campus sessions have sold ideas developed in workshops to national publications. We also offer developmental editing services for trade and academic essay and book manuscripts.

Our rates are very affordable, especially given the quality and our track record of success. We do not advertise, as most of our participants find us through word of mouth. Most courses fill up quickly. Take a look around; we hope you will join us.

Read what those who have take the course have to say 


Please feel free to contact us with any questions or inquiries!